Wednesday, December 18, 2013

CCPP018 - I Got Mad At People - Omaha, NE Punk and Metal Compilation

I am happy to announce a new cassette compilation in collaboration with Word Trade Records, featuring the best underground bands in from Omaha, NE.  Featured on this tape is tracks from Relentless Approach, Powerslop, Pisswalker, Astral Menace, Borealis, and Purgatory.  Limited release for Relentless Approach & Borealis Winter Tour.  I have only 6 copies.  Email for further inquiries.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

CCPP017 - Fall 2013 first printing SOLD OUT. Second printing available NOW.

Same as first print but now with a neon green cover.  
3rd printing pending on how these move.  Available NOW. 
To order:
CrucialChangesHQ (at) gmail (dot) com 

Friday, October 11, 2013

CCPP017 - Crucial Changes Fall 2013 available NOW!

Fall 2013 Zine available now.  In this issue...  Fall Scene Report, 13 pages of photos, and Record Reviews by contributor Taylor Smith.  

Photos of local bands:

Feral Hands



National Acts:

Brain Tumors


Stoic Violence



As always, half sized and B&W.  Free.  Email to order.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

New limited prints now available.

New 8.5x11 prints of local punk and hardcore bands that I have shot within the last couple of years and are now available.  B&W, printed in high resolution on heavy card stock paper.  Only available at Nebraska Hardcore Showcase 4, $3/ea.  Limited to 14 pieces.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Summer Zine SOLD OUT! Mailorder only available.

2nd printing of Summer Zine is SOLD OUT.  I will however be printing single copies for all mailorders for the next few months.  Email me to by.  Fall issue out soon.  Peace.


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Summer Zine 2013 2nd Printing Available NOW!

20 copies freshly printed.  Email to order.  Thank you to everyone who has ordered a copy.  Thank you to all the locals for your ongoing interest.  More to come!  Cheers!


Monday, July 1, 2013

Crucial Changes #6 Summer 2013 AVAILABLE NOW!

Crucial Changes #6 Summer 2013 is now available for consumption.  My biggest issue yet with 28 pages featuring 3 interviews with Bent Life, Relentless Approach, and Omaha graphic artist Taylor Smith.  Also within the pages are a lengthy Summer Scene Report, Show Photos, plus Record Reviews by Taylor Smith.  Half sized, B&W.  $1 ships anywhere in the world.  Email to order.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Zine reprints available now!

Fresh reprints of Crucial Changes #5 Spring 2013 and Pointless Existence #1 are now available and limited to 15 copies each.  Email to buy.

New quarterly zine currently in the works with a release date of June 21st (very well possibly sooner).

Pointless Existence #2 currently in the works.  Available ??? (soonish).

Devils Blues #2 reprint next week.  New zine this summer.

It Came... From Nebraska 14 band, 24 song local comp CD-r still available.

Thank you for your support.  Peace.


Tuesday, May 14, 2013


It Came... From Nebraska comp CD-r Vol. 3 has been reprinted and available to buy.  This is the last 50 copies, and one they are gone, they are gone.  $1 ships anywhere in the world.  Email to order.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

New printing of Spring 2013 zine available now. Limited to 15

The newest Spring 2013 quarterly zine is now available limited to only 15.

Mix CD-r Vol. 3 reprinting will be done within the next few days.

Email to order.  Cheers!


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

CCPP015 SOLD OUT - Only 3 mix CD-rs reamain

Just a heads up that our newest zine is currently sold out.  Next printing will be done within a week or so depending on demand.  I also only have a few mix CD-r Vol. 3 available.  Email to buy.  Devils Blues will go through a 2nd printing with added pages.  Keep your eyes appealed.  Pointless Existence #1 will get a final reprint just in time for Chaos In Tejas.   Cheers!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

CCPP015 Available Now

New quarterly zine available for Spring.  This issue features a cover designed by local graphic artist and Crucial Changes contributor Taylor Smith.  This issue features a spring scene report, show photos, rants, raves and more.  Current printing comes with our newest mix CD-r featuring some of the finest underground acts in Nebraska and SW Iowa.  Half sized, 16 pages, b&w.  $1/ea. ppd.  Currently limited to 16.  Email to order.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

3rd Mix CD-r available again

Just a heads up that CCPP's 3rd mix CD-r It Came... From Nebraska is available to buy.  14 bands, 25 tracks, over an hour of music.  $1/ea. ppd.  Get in touch.  Bands on this mix are:

Thursday, April 18, 2013

3rd Mix CD-r currently SOLD OUT - 3rd printing soon..

Just a heads up letting everyone know that the limited 2nd printing of the 3rd mix cd-r is sold out.  I was only able to make a very small 2nd run because I ran out of plastic sleeves OOPS!.  However don't fret, I ordered 500 more sleeves and should be arriving to the CCHQ any day now.  3rd printing will be done in batches of 25 ending at a limit of 100 if they sell that well.  i am really pleased with how this project turned out and expect a copy to come with the new quarterly zine as soon as the contributing writers turn in their record reviews.  Until then, please no more orders for this cd-r until further notice  Cheers!


Sunday, April 14, 2013

2nd Printing of 3rd Mix CD-r available now - Limited Quantities

It Came From Nebraska the third Crucial Changes mix CD-r made originally for this years Chicago Zine Fest is now available once again.  14 underground Nebraska bands contributing 25 tracks, over an hour of music.  I really happy with how the sleeve design turned out.  Limited to 10, hand numbered.  Email or see me at a show to buy.  $1/each.  Cheers!


Saturday, March 23, 2013

CCPP014 - Devils Blues #2 - Available NOW

New cut-up zine by local Omaha graphic artist Taylor Swift featuring new and exclusive art in a 12 page b&w half sized zine as seen on his blog, also featured is art by Eric Braughman.  $3/ea.  Limited to 20.  Every copy comes with an exclusive 8.5x11 b&w poster designed by Taylor.  Email to buy.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Final pre-Chicago Zine Fest 2013 update

I stayed up late last night to make sure I had everything ready to go, and make sure the printing quality from the last few days is up to my standards.  I apologize to everyone I promised a Cat Zine to, but I just don't have the space for it on the table...  maybe next year.  Here are all the items that Martin and I will have featured on our table at Chicago Zine Fest 2013:

Pointless Existence #1
Nebraska Underground Quarterly #3 & #4

It Came From Nebraska cd-r punk compilation w/ mini-zine

Also featured, FREE SWAG of...

CCPP back issues, + stickers

Young Fiction Writer new mini-zine Vagrant - Journal #8, + pins, and stickers


Select rare, local punk distro items 

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Where to find me @ Chicago Zine Fest 2013

Crucial Changes Printing Press will be found at table 80b at Chicago Zine Fest 2013.  I have circled the location the on the map.  This is a much better location than last year being right next to the elevators.  Be sure to stop by and say "hi".


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Pointless Existence #1 is SOLD OUT + printing news updates

CCPP012 - Pointless Existence #1 is currently SOLD OUT but a second printing will be made exclusively for Chicago Zine Fest coming up in the next few weeks.   We hope to see you there.

Martin Gonzalez is currently working on issue #2 and CCPP will announce further updates on the new issue as they happen.

In other CCPP news, Omaha illustrator Taylor Smith is currently working on his second cut-up art zine, and hopefully he will have something ready for us to bring to Chicago.  More updates soon.

Also happening in the CCPP camp, I will be finishing up my call for open submissions for my next local cd-r comp. that will be unveiled at Chicago Zine Fest.  This will only give me a few days to work on the packaging, but I will be on vacation, so I'll have plenty of time to finish the project.  I'll also have some re-printings of my latest NUQ zine available for Chicago as well.

In final news, I will also be bringing some zines along to Chicago from local transplant Christopher Vaughn Couse as well as anyone else who can get their zine in my mits before I leave for Chicago on the 8th.  So if you have something you want to donate for the CCPP table, get in touch.

That's it for now.  Expect further updates leading up to Chicago Zine Fest as they happen.  Peace.


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Welcome Martin Gonzalez to CCPP

Martin Gonzalez grew up in Los Angeles and has moved to Omaha fairly recently and with him he brought a breath of fresh air into the local punk scene with his taste in music and attitude.  After working diligently for weeks, Martin finally has his first zine available titled Pointless Existence printed via Crucial Changes Printing Press.

This punk and metal fanzine features well written interviews with Danish d-beat puckers Nuclear Death Terror, Swedish raw punx Raw Hate, and local blackened noise Vickers. A written column by LA scenester CaliGlock (in Spanish),  plus a few album reviews, and photos.  A strong first effort.

20 pages, b&w, half sized, heavy cover is red or blue, first pressing limited to 40 copies.

Can be purchased from Martin himself at:
$3/ea.- $1.50 wholesale
Or by emailing CCPP at CrucialChangesHQ (at) gmail (dot) com


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

CCPP011 - Nebraska Underground Quarterly #4

Here is the fourth quarterly of the year.  This issue features more pages, more photos, and more content than previous issues and even some of the fuck-ups remain.  This issue also has a heavier stock colored cover in ice blue, and a lengthy best of year end list of all our favorite punk releases.

Half size, 16 pages.  Free in person, $1 covers shipping anywhere around the world.  Email me to order.